Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AECOM, Intercept, Kinder Morgan, Rackspace, SunEdison, Disney and More
Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $50 price target (versus a $41.57 Monday close) at Stifel.
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCC) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform and was given a $10 price target (versus $8.59 Monday close) at FBR Capital Markets.
Choice Hotels International Inc. (NYSE: CHH) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo.
Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) may have fallen almost 4% after earnings on Monday, but on Tuesday it was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the price target was raised to $18 from $15 at Credit Suisse.
El Paso Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE: EPB) was raised to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs.
EV Energy Partners, LP (NASDAQ: EVEP) was started with an Outperform rating and a $44 price target (versus $37.67 Monday close) at Credit Suisse.
HomeAway Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY) was started with a Buy rating at UBS.
Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) was started with a Buy rating and a $200 price target (versus $164.14 Monday close) at Stifel.
magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (NASDAQ: CALL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy and the price target was cut to $14 from $22 at Canaccord Genuity. This was on the heels of weak earnings and guidance, with shares indicated down almost 9% to under $12 in premarket trading.
NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) was dropped from coverage at BofA Merrill Lynch. This is like a downgrade-squared.
Pacific Coast Oil Trust (NYSE: ROYT) was raised to Buy from Hold at Stifel.
PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI) was started with a Buy rating and a $53 price target (versus $44.65 Monday close) at Stifel.
Skullcandy Inc. (NASDAQ: SKUL) was raised to Hold from Underperform by Jefferies.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) was started as Buy with a $150 price target (versus $120.92 Monday close) at Stifel.
U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) was reiterated as Buy but the price target was raised to $41 from $31 (versus $35.54 Monday close) at Argus. The call is after narrower losses and strong guidance.
The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) was reiterated Buy and the price target was raised to $101 from $96 (versus $87.50 Monday close) by Argus.
Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) was reiterated as Outperform with a $70 price target (versus $59.69 Monday close) and was maintained as a Top Pick by Credit Suisse.
In case you missed Monday’s analyst upgrades and downgrades, they included shares of Achillion, Gap, GNC, King Digital, Pepsi, Tesla and a dozen or so more companies.